General Garrido was in the crosshairs of the independence movement after his 2019 speech in which he defended the police actions against the CDRs or in the 1-O court case.
The leadership of the Mossos leaves offended the employer’s act of the Civil Guard in Catalonia
The Official State Gazette published this Wednesday the decision of the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, to dismiss the chief general of the Civil Guard in Catalonia, Pedro Garrido Roca, from his position, as he moved to the position of reserve. The general was in the crosshairs of the independence movement since in 2019, during his speech at the act of the patron saint of the body, he assured that the operation against people linked to the CDR a few weeks before showed that “the alleged revolution of smiles It “becomes” the grimace that hides hatred. ”
In addition, he highlighted the “objective, rigorous and exhaustive investigation work” and “without truce” of the Civil Guard regarding the possible crimes of 1-O, whose sentence of the Supreme Court would be known days later, and added that this resolution will refer to to “criminal actions allegedly committed by relevant persons of the autonomous institutions to carry out a secessionist project for Catalonia.” His words caused representatives of the Mossos d’Esquadra and the Department of the Interior of the Generalitat to abandon the event in protest.
A year and a half later, the minister has signed the dismissal of Garrido as chief brigadier general of the Seventh Zone, effective March 31, 2021, “when he went to the reserve situation for completing four years of permanence in the job”. In mid-2018, he was appointed a new chief, replacing Ángel Gozalo, who had been in office since 2012 and who was promoted to lieutenant general to join the central services of the Armed Institute in Madrid. Previously, Garrido was the head of the Secretariat for International Cooperation, as well as the Coastal and Borders services.
In his speech at the Sant Andreu de la Barca barracks in October 2019, Garrido said that “he confronts everyone with the reality that the so-called revolutionary smiles become, with more ease than one might think or wish, such only the face that conceals hatred and meanness capable of generating destruction, pain and suffering under the justification of defending a cause that the law does not contemplate “, in relation to the police operation days before in which nine members were arrested of CDR that allegedly had explosives and targets located to attack.
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